New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
2014 | 20:00
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Set in East Berlin in 1977, this short experimental documentary interviews the Dadaist Artist Hannah Höch as she reflects upon her experiences living and work-ing during part of the 1920's in Berlin. Hoch compares the socio- political land-scape...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, environment, landscape

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1933. Berlin. The last year of the Wiemar Republic. Through the lense of her personal'home movies,' Leni Refensthal records a day in her life with a young Eva Braun

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Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, history, lgbtq, performance

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Shot like a silent film from the 1920s, Frida & Anita is a political fantasy, intersecting the lives of two queer radicals--Frida Kahlo and Anita Berber-- who happen to meet one faithful Berlin night in 1924 at the infamous La Garcon...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: art history, camp, experimental film, lgbtq, sexuality

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An absurdist demonstration of how the alphabet works.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

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The Surface Tension Trilogy is comprised of three experimental videos tracking the rise and fall of the Weimar Era in Berlin through the perspectives of Frida Kahlo & Anita Berber, Hannah Hoch, and Leni Riefenstahl & Eva Braun, each of...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: art history, camp, lgbtq, performance, sexuality

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In this diptych, Yi-Ching Chen plays the lowest possible sound on her tuba and Magenheimer's own electronically synthesized voice sings a letter that Ada Byron, the world's first computer programmer, wrote to her mother. In the letter she...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, music, performance, poetry

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Paul and Veena, two disembodied computer voices, wonder what things mean and what means things. We travel with them to various imagined places in this visually spare video, meditating on the in-between places and negative space where meaning...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language, sound

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We hear a female voice with a subtle Jamaican accent speak about her life. Sometimes we see an image; a bird, two birds, fire, someone digging a giant hole, cake, a red anvil with an effervescent essence, and sometimes we are left in the dark...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: language

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Primate Cinema: Apes as Family is a drama made expressly for chimpanzees – and the chimps' reaction to its screening at the Edinburgh Zoo. Chimpanzees watch television as a form of enrichment in captivity. But no filmmaker had made a...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: animals, conceptual art, documentary, film or videomaking, humor, nature, science